Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Release Day! Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves ~ My Thoughts #HeardItInALoveSong #NetGalley

Happy Release Day!

Congrats Tracey
on the release of
Heard It in a Love Song!

Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves
Women's Fiction, 296 pages
Published November 2, 2021 by St. Martin's Press

From the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances.

Love doesn’t always wait until you’re ready.

Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past—her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first—Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness.

Then there’s Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he’s still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more.

Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple—but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?

My thoughts about Heard It in a Love Song ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First lines—"Layla Hilding smiled at the man standing next to her. He gave her a thumbs-up and she flashed the peace  sign back at him."

I have never been disappointed in a story by Tracey Garvis Graves so I was excited to be able to read a copy of Heard It in a Love Song. This one did not disappoint either. Such an enjoyable relationship/love story. 

I immediately liked both Layla and Josh and enjoyed watching their friendship develop, just two people who are both trying to get past their current relationships. I loved the phrase the author used to describe them—'friends with potential'. They are there for each other as friends and if it develops into more, that's great but if not, that's okay too. 

Through a series of flashbacks, we learn the backstory of those failed relationships and come to understand why they are each hesitant to move forward. It was kind of soothing watching the two of them come to rely on each other to heal. 

Heard It in a Love Song is a wonderful story that will touch the hearts of all of us who love sweet stories of friendships that have the potential to grow into something more. You never know when that second chance at love will show up. And who doesn't deserve a second chance? 

I received Heard It in a Love Song from NetGalley and Goodreads. This is my honest opinion of the book.

About the author

Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-one languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. 

She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard It in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book. ~ Goodreads 

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